(DAILY MAIL) – A father on New York’s Long Island was stabbed to death by his adult son during a Zoom video chat with almost two dozen other men who were participating in the live stream.
Dwight Powers, 72, of Amityville, NY, was home on a Zoom chat set up for an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting with 20 other men Thursday when he was stabbed to death, allegedly by his son Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, police say.
Scully-Powers allegedly appears naked in the Zoom feed after the slaying as the participants scrambled to notify authorities.
Police who were called to the home say the son answered the door, slammed it in their faces, and fled through a window before he was caught a short while later, WABC reports.
Participants on the Zoom chat first noticed something had gone wrong when they saw Powers fall during the feed, cops say.
Moments later they allegedly saw his son appear naked in the feed.
One of the participants called for cops, but couldn’t provide an address for Powers. Others on the Zoom chat were able to figure out the victim’s name and location about 10 to 15 minutes later.
When cops arrived at the home, they say Scully-Powers answered the door, slammed it shut and made his escape through a window.
The suspect was caught about a mile away, say police.